The manufacturing industry takes up a majority of the top 15 spots for fastest growing industries worldwide. The automotive, transportation, medical devices, aircrafts, engines, beverages, and cardboard manufacturing industries claim 7 of the top 15 places. This rapid industry growth leads to a demand for skilled labor for manufacturing creation and design related jobs. And, the urge to cultivate new talent and awareness brings us to celebrate the annual National Manufacturing Day.
National Manufacturing Day is held on the first Friday in October and continues throughout the month to celebrate those who proudly stand behind American goods and services. Locally in the United States, we continue to develop products and unlock new technologies, growing our economy. Manufacturing businesses create jobs through entrepreneurship, and their competitiveness revitalizes American manufacturing as the economy and population evolves.
Why is Manufacturing Day
Manufacturing Day is an initiative of The Manufacturing Institute, with the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association as a founding partner. The Institute grows and supports the manufacturing industry’s skilled workers for the advancement of modern manufacturing. The Institute’s diverse initiatives support women, veterans, students, and workers through skills training programs, community building and supporting the advancement of their career in manufacturing. As the workforce development and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers, the Institute is a trusted adviser to manufacturers, equipping them with resources necessary to solve the industry’s toughest challenges. One of those challenges is the need to fill 4 million manufacturing jobs in the United States alone by 2030, which is why more awareness is needed for the industry.
How to Get Involved
Throughout the observance period, more than 1,600 American manufacturers will open their doors and participate. They will take up the important work of inspiring our young people to pursue careers in manufacturing and engineering. Today’s science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) graduates are the basis for the next chapter of American production and innovation. Developing their potential and encouraging passion for innovation is an economic imperative.
Over 250 virtual and even more in person events are being held throughout the month of October that are all displayed on Creatorswanted.org, an organization supported by the National Association of Manufacturers and The Manufacturing Institute. If you’re looking to host or attend an event, visit their website to register for either an in person or virtual event slot throughout the month of October.
As product and workplace safety professionals, Clarion Safety takes pride in recognizing the hard work and innovation that goes into the manufacturing industry. We continue to provide educational support and guidance to all of our manufacturing partners, clients, and those who need it as a complementary and independent extension of our services. If you’re looking for information on the latest safety standards or regulations that relate to today’s manufacturers, reach out to our team today. We look forward to working together!